The redevelopment of this former paper company in Bellows Falls is a model for how construction and demolition can be done to save money and the environment. Robertson Paper Company operated from the early 1900s to the mid 1980s as one of the largest producers of waxed paper in the U.S. Robbie Paper, as it was known locally, was demolished in the spring of 2019 to make way for redevelopment of "The Island," a 30‐acre tract tucked between the Bellows Falls Canal to the west and the Connecticut River to the east. The project site was taken on by the Bellows Falls Area Development Corporation in 2013, which planned to clean and redevelop the site for commercial uses. The redevelopment is being funded with federal, state and local support, including grants from the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Program.
Read the following Brownfields Success Story fact sheet for more information about Robertson Paper Mill, Bellows Falls, Vermont.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Brownfields Success Story: Robertson Paper Mill, Bellows Falls, Vermont (PDF)(2 pp, 661 K, September 2019, EPA 560-F-19-185)